I would like to appeal to parents who smoke while driving, especially with their children onboard, to stop with the nasty habit.
One may say smoking is a lifestyle choice despite a vast number of studies showing the negative impact on health. Like all addictions, forcing people to quit cold turkey is a big ask; and I, for one, am a strong believer in respecting everyone’s lifestyle choice, even when it has an adverse effect on their health in the long run.
However, I do draw the line when I see parents smoke in the car while their children are in the backseats.
Inhaling second-hand smoke is a health hazard for everyone, let alone young children. So, I would like to implore parents who smoke to think about their children and either quit the habit or smoke only in the absence of the children.